Godman Guild Community Partner of Surly Girl Saloon

One of the things I have noticed since I begin my fellowship with the Guild is that you can make professional connections EVERYWHERE. Being affiliated with a nonprofit allows you to meet many different kinds of people and gives you opportunities that are beneficial and meaningful.

For example, Surly Girl Saloon and the Columbus Food League nominate/select one nonprofit a month to support. Ten percent of food sales, usually on a Tuesday, is donated to that nonprofit.

TODAY (June 26) is Godman Guild day at Surly Girl Saloon.

That being said, if you find yourself hungry, whether it be for a mid-afternoon snack, dinner, or appetizers at midnight, find your way to High Street and help a worthy cause. Money raised from this partnership is going towards SYEP (Summer Youth Empowerment Program). SYEP is a day camp held at Camp Mary Orton for children of the Weinland Park area.

If you’ve never been to Surly Girl Saloon, they have absolutely everything you could be craving. Soup, quesadillas, sandwiches, and cupcakes. Linda recommends the Texas BLT! The specialty cupcake of the day is made from mint and lavender grown in Weinland Park Community Garden @Godman Guild.

As for my part in this event, I made placemats to be used on the table. Surly Girl doesn’t usually use placemats but when owner of the restaurant saw them, she said, “These are so cute! I want something like this!” Her exclamation made me wish I had a business card to give her. That’s next on my personal to-do list!

Sarah and I went in before the restaurant opened today to add some Guild spice to the tables. Sarah created table tents with info about SYEP and advertising the garden ingredients used in the cupcake. The on-duty waitress told us that we did the best job of marketing our nonprofit; we had put in the most effort in making the Community Partnership day a success.

I’m really grateful for this opportunity today. Marketing is not a subject I’ve learned much about yet in my studies, but I feel that I have a better understanding of it after working alongside Sarah in trying to make this event successful.

About Stephanie L. Parker

I am passionate about many things, the most important being graphic design, photography, and journalism. These three things are where my greatest strengths lie and I hope to, someday, impact the world positively with my growing skills.
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